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more than 90 billion euros back into greece, spain, and portugal in the final quarter of 2012. that is a jump of 9%. the european central bank president has vowed to save the euro at any price. it is thought to have boosted investor confidence. well, here in germany, consumers are becoming increasingly confident about the future, and as a result, they are spending more money. most importantly, they are spending on big-ticket items and long-term investments like real estate. the record rise in consumer sentiment came after three straight months of decline. >> the latest survey, expectations of higher incomes and declining worries. domestic consumption has been playing a central role. >> germany's traditional -- traditionally known as a nation of savers, but right now, people love to spend. the labor market is robust, financial markets stable, and many consumers feel it is the right time to make big purchases like a new home. that is according to the latest survey of consumer analyst, gfk. respondents have given the overall economic outlook a big thumbs up. >> expectations for t
, international donors have pledged more than 1 billion euros for those displaced by the civil war in the country. united nations secretary general said the fund raising goal had been exceeded. >> representatives from nearly 60 countries met in kuwait to examine how to help with the millions of people who have fled the fighting within syria and the 700,000 who are refugees in neighboring countries. the french military advance against islamist fighters in northern mali continues to make rapid progress. emma the troops have taken control of the airport over the weekend. virtually unopposed, the -- two other cities of the weekend. the french are now negotiating with tuareg rebels, who say they have control. >> onto economic news, and financial markets have been on the rise these past few weeks as hopes have grown that the worst of the year of crisis has passed. today in spain, there's a reminder that things are very bad still for millions of people. revenue figures show spain sank even deeper into recession in the final quarter of last year with the economy contracting faster than ever. more than on
of the most indebted regions asking madrid for more than nine million euros. >>> roche strides lower after posting solid earnings on strong sales of its cancer medicine. analysts warn about the loss of exclusive rights to a key chemotherapy drug. >>> game over for super mario and friend to turn a profit. nintendo unexpectedly swings to its full-year forecast to a loss showing a poor uptake for its wii u consoles. >>> see you in september. australia's prime minister sets a surprise election date saying it will create certainty for business. >>> okay. welcome to today's program. and you know, we spent all that time waiting for five. today it's about the ten. >> how long did it take you to come up with that? >> about ten seconds ago. >> very good. we're talking about mobile phones. >> yeah. >> do you think people can guess we're talking about the iphone 5. you're waiting for 5. >> you'll about the 10, ladies and gentlemen, blackberry 10. is it the rim lazarus move? >> we saw stocks get whacked yesterday. >>> in corporate news, a couple of things to keep an eye on in markets. the italian oil c
of the two firms say they made a dl for 150 million euros. that's over $200 million. philips officials have also spun off their television business to a joint venture with a taiwanese firm. now, funai electric plans to maintain the philips brand and expand sales to emerging economies in asia and south america. >>> one of japan's major oil wholesalers will join forces with a canadian gas firm. idemitsu-kosan announced it will build a liquefied natural gas plant in canada with altagas. executives at idemitsu said tuesday the two firms agreed to form a joint venture. the new plant will be built on the west coast of canada. they plan to start shipping 2 million tons of lng annually to japan and other countries as early as in 2017. the executives say the lng will have a price advantage as it will be produced at canadian market prices. shipping costs will be lower because of geographical closeness compared with sourcing from the middle east and the u.s. east coast. demand for lng has bn rising in japan since the nuclear accident in fukushima. that's because it's the main fuel used for thermal pow
to the euro. executive vice president added that he expects the global market situation to improve later this year. >> translator: we hope that economic measures introduced by the new administrations in japan, the u.s. and china will help fuel a recovery in consumption in the latter half the year. >> mitsubishi electric will buy out a german firm that designs and develops plant sewage treatment and waste disposal systems. the japanese electronics maker said it reached the deal with kh automation projects to acquire all its shares. my sue beneficia mitsubishi elect tricks say the deal should be completed by march. the goal is to expand the social from your business in europe. the deal will allow both firms to combine each other's products. more japanese electronics firms are boosting their operations in the social infrastructure sector to expand their foot hold in overseas markets. the focus is on waste water treatment, waste disposal, railroads and power generation. >>> now let's check on the markets. european shares are trading at a narrow range as investors are staying on the sidelines
coming in stronger in the real star here. the euro topping 135 for the first time since april 2010. and strengthening even more after the gdp release. overnight in iasia, the nikkei p from 2010. the road map starts with the markets. today may be the day some milestones are hit. we're just about 2% away from dow 14,000. a level we have not traded above since october 17th, 2007. the s&p 500 less than 4% below its october '07 record high. can the bulls overcome the news of the surprise contraction in gdp. >> anticipation building, at least certainly here for research in motion. that being the blackberry 10, will it be enough to sustain the run. we'll take a look. >> amazon shares rocketing higher this morning. investors looking past the revenue and weak guidance, focusing instead on the gains in operating in gross margins. shares are set to open at record highs. >> look at chesapeakchesapeake,d of directors announcing the founder retiring in april. >> we do begin with a stunning gdp report. the economy contracted to 0.1% in the fourth quarter. first decline since 2009. this as we rema
of the work currently done by its employees. since the introduction of the euro in 2002, the bank has cut about 25% of its work force. car sales in china could be facing a jam. research from ubs finds that growing traffic problems in cities such as beijing and shanghi may soon spur government action. the bank expects the chinese government to soon place restrictions on car ownership, which could cause sales to fall in the world's largest auto market. a judge is okaying the punishment for bp's historic oil spill. the oil giant will pay a record $4 billion in criminal penalties, plus plead guitly to manslaughter for its role in the 2010 oil disaster in the gulf. 11 workers were killed in the explosion onboard the drilling rig deep water horizon and more than 200 million gallons of oil gushed into the ocean. bp will be fined for lying to congress about the spill's size. the oil company is expected to shell out $7.8 billion to residents and businesses along the gulf goast. among stocks making major moves off of earnings news, ford shares stalled out yesterday, falling 5.8%. the car maker rat
. the calculations are based on an exchange rate of 85 yen to the dollar and 115 yen to the euro. the japanese currency has been weaker than that lately, so this would be considered a cautious outlook. executive vice president toshizo tanaka added he expects the global situation to improve later this year. >> translator: we hope that economic measures introduced by the u.s. and china will help fuel consumption in the latter half of the year. >>> south korean export verse dramatically increased their global market share the recent years with you the tide seems to be turning. a search in the value of the yuan is one reason. >> reporter: weak yuan has provided a strong foundation for exporters but the good times may be coming to an end. is the won has risen against the yen 30% since last june. the currency is fluctuating between 1,100 to 1,200 per 100 yen. the won continued to rise against the dollar. last month, the korea automotive research institute released a report called the recent weakening of the yen and its effects on the car industry. th hyundai motor group is south korea's largest carm
. it is in the green. precious metals in the green. also take note, while the euro has been strengthening against the u.s. dollar, the vix, volatility index, that fear gauge in the market, which has been sitting at historic lows near 13, it is up just a bit ahead of this announcement showing there is a little bit of nervousness considering how high the stock market has gone and where it sits going into the fed announcement. back to you guys. tracy: sandra, we'll see you in a bit. thank you. ashley: this morning's fourth quarter gdp numbers surprising everyone showing the economy actually contracted last quarter. what does this mean for american businesses? our very own jeff flock is in illinois with that part of the story. jeff? >> you might think that main street would be shaking in its boots over this but i'll tell you, we love to come to main street because it gives us a real perspective. you're looking at a cooking class in a shop in suburban chicago. she started this after 30 years in the corporate world. you don't think that the gdp number you saw today matches what you see on main street in glen
are sitting at. the dollar had broken through. you have seen the euro at 13 month highs. with this environment, you are seeing gold up $20. this is the market taking a breather. it does not surprise people on wall street. let's take a look at chesapeake energy. we know that the ceo will be stepping down on april 1. there it is. up 5.5%. what is the potential going forward? it is what you should continue to follow. back to you before thank you, nicole. contracted for the first time in years. peter, good to see you. the ten year treasury yield is about 10%. the markets barely selling off. what do you say? >> they need to worry. it is interesting that the last quarter of the avant-garde is the weakest of his presidency. it shows me that the temporary euphoria of the stimulus is holding off. i think the fed is getting ready to up the dosage of the stimulus. interest rates are rising despite this it the dollar is tanking. if it was not for the japanese yen, imagine how low the dollar would be. i think it will break down a lot. look at oil prices knocking on the door at $100 a barrel. more people wi
at this -- 14 month low against the euro. the second day of declines for the dollar but takes the 1.3563 by a single euro, unbelievable. david: that's why i'm planning a trip to europe. all right. treasury yields we keep a close eye on what's happening there, the end of the day, with ten year yield jumping slightly above 2%, as you can see, it's come down a little bit after hours. but again, these are levels that have not been seen for about nine months now. the ten year yield ended the day at 1.99. but again they did tick up above the 2% level earlier. liz: we are waiting on earnings from facebook, due out any moment. we will have full coverage for you, including an analyst who has had a buy on the stock since back in july when most were fleeing the stock. and before others upgraded it. we will also bring you numbers from electronic arts and qualcomm as soon as they are released. david: electronic arts, i forgot about them, they are reporting as well. also the very latest reading on gdp showing our economy, well, it's moving in the wrong direction or at least it was in the third qu
.3565 now that's what it takes to buy a euro. looking stronger and stronger each day. the federal reserve holding firm leaving the fund rate at exceptionally low level. peter barnes with the details. they must have known that the gdp had slowed down; right? peter: listen, they are going to continue their -- the quantitative easing, 85 billion a month in bond purchases. keep the fed funds rate at 0 to quarter percent, that's going to continue. we go to the statement for the reasons why. it says quote information received since the last meeting in december, quote, suggests that growth in economic activity paused in recent months, in large part of weather-related disruptions and other transitory factors. employment has continued to expand at moderate pace but the unemployment rate remains elevated. as owe know the fed -- as we know the fed wants to keep the foot on the gas pedal here until the unemployment rate gets down to 6 1/2%, as long as inflation doesn't rise. one other thing that economists are looking at here, is the possible disruptions and the costs that could be caused by this 85
. good morning. >>> becky, good morning. i wanted to show what's happening across the euro stock 600. a generally quiet session. we're down .3% so far in trade this morning. that might have more to do with something happening here at the bottom of the index. the absolute dogs in the europe stock 600 this morning are the oil services. we can show you what's happening. look at the saipem shares once we get through the borses. saipem shares down in the range of 35%. this comes after they took a couple of hours to open this morning. let me show what's happening. 35% for this company. it's europe's biggest oil services provider by market cap. last night came out and warned about the profit outlook it's seeing for 2013. now itself's looking at revenues -- sorry, of earnings of 750 million euro, down from 1.7 billion that the market was expected. this is based on review of contracts based mainly in the leaf, nigeria and -- the middle east, nigeria and algeria. order backlogs, more worry about that. delay of major contract. bottom line, this company comes out in barclay's, for example, calli
, mr. speaker. like the prime minister, i want to see a fresh a settlement for euro. german beer drinkers made 13 times more duty than british drinkers. and spanish drinkers -- british drinkers paid 9.2% in spanish tankers and 10,000 more duty than spanish drinkers. will he take the chancellor for a pint? and do something for british pubs and british republicans speak with my honorable friend quite rightly speaks up for -- i remember visiting the great bravery with him during the last election. i'm sure the chancellor would have listened very carefully to what he said but i think it's very important that we action also tried to support the pub trade in the country and the government has planned for that as well. >> mr. speaker, thousands of my constituents in insulated homes fear high sky whether built. they are 7% interest charges with only five households signed up for it. how has the prime minister achieved this fiasco? >> i would say to the honorable gentleman i hope you'll welcome the green deal because it gives households the opportunity to cut their bills and to cut their
for $70 in the us and $50 euro here, they come to a party and they don't focus on what it does. they focus on what it makes. and i'll tell you, the younger women we are recruiting today, she says show me how to save time. we have a whole line of products that are basically time savers for younger women. >> you're making a lot of money for shareholders. thank you for coming on. great quarter sir, good to see you. sic: "make someone happy" music: "make someone happy" ♪it's so important to make someone happy.♪ ♪it's so important to make someone happy.♪ ♪make just one someone happy ♪and you will be happy too. you name it...i've hooked it. but there's one... one that's always eluded me. thought i had it in the blizzard of '93. ha! never even came close. sometimes, i actually think it's mocking me. [ engine revs ] what?! quattro!!!!! ♪ quattro!!!!! ...tax time can ofbe...well...taxing. so right now we'll give you... ...$10 off any turbo tax deluxe level software or higher! find thousands of big deals now... ...at officemax. >>> it is time, it is time for the lightning round. and th
.s. dollar hit a 14-month low versus the euro currency and just more signs that the fed is billing to pump more stimulus into this marketed to stimulate economy short term. longer term the greenback is getting hammered. >> eric: you and i spent time talking about that, you said just that. if the economy doesn't look strong enough it means the fed is going to do what i it needs to do to prime the pump for the markets. look what is happening, bad g.d.p. numbers and the market has a nice showing. >> reporter: that is exactly what happens. we could get bad news on the unemployment number and the market could very rally because they know that the federal reserve is a back stop for the market right now. when we get bad news on the economy, traders don't think, sell the stock market. they think buy it because that is the hope that the fed is going to prop up the ailing economy. it's just reverse thinking that is out there in the marketplace right now. by the way, oil and gas, your specialty is going to be a huge story here because post fed announcement, oil prices rallied above $98 a barrel. >> e
. written -- britain. >> i will tell you why germany is doing so much better, it is the euro. germany is an exporting country, and they export to their neighbors. it prevents their neighbors from devaluing their currency. >> where is the context for your numbers? i am sure you are not advocating borrowing 40 cents on the dollar. [indiscernible] >> i said they are in a crisis because of decades of certain policies. >> that have put together an unsustainable federation. >> put him back on my washington hat as we move along, one of the most successful theories on our blog has been this is where your money went. people in europe and the united states stand up with signs saying what kind of government money they get, whether it's health care, welfare. the one that went viral was the author of the harry potter books proudly standing with the dole in front of her. she and her family were supported by government benefits before she became a billionaire. should we not give everyone a chance? we are going to have more people who can either fall through the cracks or come back and be productive
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